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Christopher Plummer bringing one-man show to Los Angeles

August 20th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Christopher Plummer
Actor Christopher Plummer is set to bring his one-man show A Word Or Two to Los Angeles.

The Center Theatre Group announced on Tuesday (20Aug13) that the Oscar winner will be performing 16 shows in January and February (14) at the Ahmanson Theatre, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A Word or Two ran in 2012 in Canada at the Stratford Festival. The stage production centres around Plummer's favourite written and spoken word pieces and features him reciting works by W.H. Auden, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and more.

Jennifer Connelly Named As Save The Children Ambassador

May 9th, 2012 10:20am EDT
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly has followed in the footsteps of Hugh Laurie and America Ferrera by signing up as an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children.

The A Beautiful Mind actress, a mother of three, is using her star power to raise awareness of the organization which helps youngsters in need around the world.

Connelly says, "I'm honored to be an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children, working to ensure all children receive an equal start in life. An investment in our children is an investment in our future."

"As a mom, I welcome this opportunity to help other moms around the world achieve ...

Jennifer Connelly Took Up Hiking To Escape The Paparazzi

January 11th, 2012 8:37am EST
Jennifer Connelly
Actress Jennifer Connelly took up hiking as a hobby in a bid to keep the paparazzi from photographing her.

The A Beautiful Mind star is an enthusiastic walker and her husband Paul Bettany reveals she uses the activity to escape the limelight.

He says, "I am a city boy but my wife loves the outdoors and consequently I do a lot of hiking, and I mean proper hiking up in the mountains. Her reason for that is you never get paparazzi up in the mountains."

Bettany jokes, "If you do, you can kill them and bury them and no-one will ever know."

Brian Grazer Splits From Fiancée?

December 1st, 2011 3:29pm EST
Brian Grazer
Hollywood producer Brian Grazer has split from his concert pianist fiancée, according to a report.

Grazer, who recently replaced pal Brett Ratner as the producer of next year's Academy Awards, proposed to Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen in April, but the couple has recently called it quits.

And, according to the New York Post, the A Beautiful Mind producer has since moved on from the failed romance with Keli Lee, an executive at Disney, after taking her as his date to the premiere of his film Tower Heist back in October.

A spokesman for Grazer has refused to confirm or deny the reports, telling...

'Supernatural' Recap: There's A Devil On Sam's Shoulder

October 1st, 2011 11:30am EDT
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Just in case last week’s episode didn’t completely destroy you, our favorite show returned to scrub your heart over a cheese grater and give your soul a few gut-punches with an episode jam-packed with “Supernatural’s” unique brand of campy special effects and life-ruining angst. “Hello Cruel World” picked up right where the premiere left off: Sam was in a secluded part of the demonic laboratory succumbing to all-too real hallucinations of Lucifer, and Castiel’s vessel was just taken over by those sinister Leviathans that tossed Dean and Bobby around like a couple of hot potatoes.


Adam Goldberg Recruited for CBS' Rookies

February 24th, 2011 10:27am EST
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Adam Goldberg has joined Robert De Niro's cop drama pilot Rookies, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The CBS project revolves around six new NYPD cops trying to balance their personal lives while working the streets of ...

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Jennifer Connelly Pregnant With Third Child

December 14th, 2010 10:46pm EST
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are expecting their second child together.

The actress' representative has confirmed the 40 year old is pregnant with her third child.

Connelly and Bettany are parents to seven-year-old Stellan and the star is also mom to 13-year-old son Kai.

The couple wed in 2003 after meeting on the set of A Beautiful Mind.

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Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' Stamped On Australia's History

May 6th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
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Russell Crowe has been immortalized in a new series of Australian stamps to celebrate his upcoming portrayal of British folk hero Robin Hood.

The Oscar-winner plays the Sherwood Forest legend in the latest Hollywood re-imagining of the classic tale, and has been honored by his adopted country in a set of postal stamps featuring Crowe in the guise of his on-screen character.

One of the issued stamps shows the Beautiful Mind star walking through a forest while another shows him firing an arrow.

A spokesperson for Australia Post says, "The release of the film Robin Hood this month is of ...

The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...

'Dexter Recap': 'Easy as Pie'

November 10th, 2008 1:37pm EST
In a sort of cathartic episode for its main character, last night's installment of "Dexter" saw the titular serial killer let go of a bit of the past while reaffirming his twisted take on morality.

The past he let go of was personified in the death of Camilla, the lady from the police records office who knew more about Dexter's past than anybody, including his sister or fiancé. She'd been at end of the line, dying of cancer over the last episode, until she got the bad news that her condition had slowed to the point that she'd be forced to suffer for another month.

While Camilla d...

Jennifer Connelly Joins Revlon

July 23rd, 2008 9:33am EDT
Jennifer Connelly
Hollywood beauty Jennifer Connelly has been named the latest spokes model for cosmetic giant Revlon.

The Oscar-winning star of A Beautiful Mind joins fellow A-listers Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Elle Macpherson on Revlon's roster. She will front the firm's global advertising campaign, as well as its charity fund raising arm.

Connelly, who is married to British actor Paul Bettany, says, "Revlon is one of the great iconic brands of today and I am thrilled to be part of a company that has done so much for women around the world."

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Beauty & Brains: The Most Educated Celebrities

April 16th, 2008 9:50am EDT
Natalie Portman
There's nothing better - or more intimidating - than someone with a combination of good looks, lots of money, unbridled talent and intelligence. It's easier to make fun of people like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, who might possess a few of the aforementioned assets but who are one short of a perfect combination.

But some celebs have it all. Beauty, money, power and an impressive academic pedigree. So here is Starpulse's list of the most erudite celebrities, and some might come as quite a surprise. (Conan O'Brien went to Harvard?)

Ashley Judd may have found critical acclaim for ...

Violence Propels Filmmakers, Moviegoers & The Academy Awards

January 11th, 2008 12:07pm EST
No Country For Old Men
The lights go down. A low, rumbling bass slightly shakes the seats as the occupants draw in a tight, anticipatory breath. The first thing to break the tension is a thin beam of light across the center of the screen. It is accompanied by a low, rat-at-tat rhythm that could be rain on a tin roof- if it weren't for the high-pitched shriek in the background.

Is that yelling? Shouting? The shriek morphs into a scream of mechanical menace. It's a bomb, and it's followed by an explosion linked to the picture exploding into life. The audience sees all-out war. Guts are flying, blood is strea...

Denzel Washington And Russell Crowe Star In 'American Gangster,' Opening Nov. 2

October 10th, 2007 4:22pm EDT
American Gangster
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar® winner Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.

Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of l...

First Season Celebrated New Drama, 'Friday Night Lights,' Comes To DVD August 28

August 3rd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
Universal City, August 2, 2007 – Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book and acclaimed theatrical feature, the Emmy® nominated Friday Night Lights: The First Season debuts on DVD on August 28, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Executive produced by Peter Berg (who directed and wrote the feature film) and Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Friday Night Lights has won viewer devotion and critical praise for its look at the emotional dynamics of small-town life. Featuring outstanding production values, insightful writing and compelling characters, th...

Russell Crowe To Star In Bra Boys Remake?

July 10th, 2007 2:21pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has reportedly been lined up to star in big screen adaptation of the notorious Bra Boys story. The actor provided the voiceover in a recent Bra Boys docu-drama, which told the story of Australia's notorious surf-gang, and is rumored to be in talks with producers in the U.S. to appear in a proposed remake.

According to the Australian press, Crowe will play Tony Hines who was murdered by Bra Boy Jai Abberton in 2003. The movie is reportedly being produced by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, who produced Crowe's Oscar-winning film, A Beautiful Mind.


Jennifer Connelly And Paul Bettany Join Forces Again On Big Screen

June 12th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Jennifer Connelly
Hollywood couple Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are teaming up again on the big screen in psychological thriller Born. Connelly and Bettany married in 2003 after meeting on the set of A Beautiful Mind and have a child together.

The new movie is being directed by Daniel Simpson, who wrote the script with horror author Clive Barker and Paul Kaye, and is being produced by Pan's Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin.

-Jennifer Connelly Pictures

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Palance Top Worst Oscar Poll

February 22nd, 2007 9:11am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Palance have been voted the worst ever Best Actor and Actress Oscar winners in a new poll. The survey of film fans by MSN Movies has found Academy Awards voters are often out of touch with the thoughts and opinions of regular movie-goers.

The decision to award Paltrow the top prize in 1999 for her role in Shakespeare In Love topped the Worst Best Actress category ahead of Halle Berry (Monster's Ball), Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours).

Shakespeare In Love was named the "Worst Ever Best Picture...

Russell Crowe To Play The Sheriff of Nottingham In New 'Robin Hood' Movie

February 1st, 2007 9:37am EST
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is set to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in a new film version of Robin Hood. Universal Pictures have lined up the Gladiator star for their take on the classic tale, which will portray the traditionally evil Sheriff as a good character. The project has been devised by Sleeper Cell creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris.

Reiff told the Hollywood Reporter website: "Part of the strength of the script was the simple idea of doing 'Robin Hood' by making the sheriff the good guy."

The two scriptwriters were involved in one of the biggest bidding wars of all time as Universal...

'Conan' Movie Planned, Online Game Due Q4 2006

June 15th, 2006 10:40am EDT
Funcom points to an announcement from Paradox Entertainment where plans related to an upcoming Conan movie from Warner brothers are revealed and confirmed. According to Paradox Entertainment the deal may include several Conan movies.

Boaz Yakin has been hired as scriptwriter on the upcoming movie. He is known for titles like Remember the Titans and The Rookie. One of the producers will be Akira Goldsman, known for titles like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Cinderella man, DaVinci code and the Oscar-winning A Beautiful mind, while additional producers include Irving Azoff, Jon Jashni and Richard A...

Josh Lucas Gives Thumbs Up to 'Batman' Rumor

May 8th, 2006 1:29pm EDT
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas is begging film fans to keep spreading the rumor he is to play Harvey Dent/Two Face in the next Batman movie and to put pressure on studio bosses to hire him. The actor insists there's no truth in reports linking him to the role, so far.

However, he would jump at the chance if director Christopher Nolan approached him. Lucas says, "I do want to do it, I love the rumor; please keep it up."

The actor has appeared in the films American Psycho, A Beautiful Mind, The Hulk, and Stealth. His upcoming feature film is Poseidon.

(This news article provided by World Entertai...

'The Da Vinci Code' Producer Brian Grazer Separates From Wife

April 19th, 2006 9:37am EDT
Brian Grazer & Gigi Levangie-Grazer
Filmmaker Brian Grazer has split from his wife, novelist Gigi Levangie-Grazer, after eight years of marriage. The producer, 54, filed for legal separation from Levangie-Grazer in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Grazer, who most recently worked on The Da Vinci Code, has produced movie hits including A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, 8 Mile, Liar Liar and My Girl. He is seeking joint custody of the couple's sons Patrick, 2 and Thomas, 6. Levangie-Grazer wrote the screenplay for the 1998 movie Stepmom, starring Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts.


Russell Crowe Relaxed at Latest Oscar Ceremony

March 15th, 2006 1:44pm EST
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe had his best Oscars yet this month despite not being nominated for any awards. The actor was one of the presenters at the Academy Awards on March 5 and was delighted he didn't have to walk up the red carpet to chat to waiting reporters.

He says, "It was the best Oscars I'd ever experienced because I went there, went in the back door - didn't do the red carpet - was on stage for roughly 40 seconds and then I was back in my hotel room with my tracksuit pants on with my son on my knee watching the rest of the telecast before people had stopped stuttering."

Crowe won t...

Bravo Honors Director Ron Howard

January 7th, 2006 8:00am EST
Ron Howard
Bravo will pay tribute to the nearly five-decade career of director Ron Howard in the special, "Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard" on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 pm. The salute will include presentations from Howard's star-studded colleagues and friends as well as exclusive film clips.

Special guests and presenters include Jim Carrey, Edie Falco, Paul Giamatti, Howard's long-time producing partner Brian Grazer, surprise guest Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael Keaton, Kurt Russell, Jeffrey Tambor and Renee Zellweger.

The Salute will include a first look at Howard's ad...

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